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Little Birds chords

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  • Corrected lyrics, and corrected chords. This tab i... Show more
  • Based off this recorded version (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQSdpoI42hs).
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Little birds born without a mother or a father
I can watch their bodies forming in the running water
Now there is another in the middle of my mouth
A hundred altogether within me now
Little bird, little bird come into my body
Mother, they're within me every moment I'm awaking
Bodies multiplying 'til they finally overtake me
Open up my mouth but all you'll ever hear is singing
Put you hand within me and you'll know what I'm feeling
I just want to swallow up and promise to protect them
Daddy come to touch me but he seen his hands a shaking
Look into my eyes and he could see their bodies breaking
Push me to the floor and in his hands I started beating
I don't want to hear it anymore, he kept repeating
Do you really want the burning hell that we believe in?
Did you know the burning hell it took your baby brother?
Did you see how far he fell and how he made us suffer?
Another boy in town at night he took him for his lover
And deep in sin they held each other
So I took a hammer and nearly beat his little brains in
Knowing God in heaven would have, never could forgive him
                                                G         Em
So I took a hammer and I nearly beat his brains in
Little boy born without a father or a mother
Taken to the river and then pushed into the water
And the priests are singing that the hell is getting hotter la la la la la
Father, Son and Holy Ghost, the only one to save him
From the thing he loves the most but we know will betray him
Father, Son and Holy Ghost, the only one to save him
From the thing he loves the most but we know will betray him

Am                   G
And here beneath the water I can see
        Em                Am
How the lights distort so strange
                         G                      Em            
And I think this is how I would like to leave my body
And start again

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Azraelclaw 40 Jun 14, 2007 10:48 AM

This is arguably the most powerful NMH song there is and this is an excellent Chord chart for it.

Good work.

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walidb123 30 Sep 09, 2007 08:55 AM

I agree with you^.

First time I heard it, it really made me think and yeah, correct chords dude. Nice work :)

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WannieTheSane 24 May 26, 2014 02:31 PM

Hey, agree with both of you! I heard this song for the first time a few weeks ago and I was learning it within the hour of first hearing it.

This chord chart seems pretty much spot on to me, but my issue is the words. The lyrics listed here are very wrong. I can't even play while looking at this because it messes up my mind (I'm a fairly new guitar player and have always been more into lyrics than music so I need the lyrics correct to get the timing correct if that makes sense).

Anyway, I'm not trying to shit on anyone, because this chord chart (and a cover by a chick with a pink guitar on Youtube) are the reason(s) I can play this song now. I would like to submit the correct the words but do I post that as a correction, or is that just for music corrections? Or do I post it as a new submission? Giving credit to jchall for the chords of course.

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